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Isaiah 35:1-10

Advent 3A

Advent in Year A of the Lectionary’s cycle of readings is a poetry lover’s delight.  From the images of mountains and military in Isaiah 2 to the plants and animals and a little child in Isaiah 11, we now come to the images of a trackless desert transformed into a verdant paradise with a superhighway…

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Isaiah 35:1-10

Advent 3A

With the words, “This text shouldn’t be here,” my colleague Barbara Lundblad begins a thoughtful presentation on Isaiah 35.  After all, as she points out, it’s not just that this text doesn’t address anyone by name.  It’s also that it almost immediately follows a poem that’s full of images of creational disaster: “Edom’s streams will…

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